Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Three for the Price of Two Broadway Tickets

2nd\NE Quadrant of The Approval Matrix: Week of January 14, 2008

Man in a Chair posted - Broadway producers have worked out a subscription offer for three of this season’s plays, hawking one ticket to each of three shows—August: Osage County, The Homecoming and November—for a total of $199. (Variety)

About the three shows, Playbill.com tells us:

August: Osage County at the Imperial is the praised Steppenwolf import by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tracy Letts. The family drama under the direction of Anna Shapiro stars Ian Barford... (Reviews have been stellar.)

Golden Globe Award-winner Ian McShane and Tony-nominee Raúl Esparza join Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten), Michael McKean, James Frain, and Gareth Saxe for the 40th revival of Harold Pinter’s provocative The Homecoming under the direction of Daniel Sullivan. Currently in previews, The Homecoming opens Dec. 16 at the Cort Theatre.

Finally, David Mamet and Joe Mantello are reunited for the politically-inspired November, starring Tony winner Nathan Lane. The latest work from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross, set days before the presidential election... November begins previews Dec. 20 in anticipation of a Jan. 17 opening at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

The tickets are all in the orchestra or front mezzanine, and normally sell for around $99, so the three-for-$199 deal might also be construed as two-for-the-price-of-three.

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